Manufacturing processes can produce adverse ambient conditions that can affect employees, production uptime and product quality. Using ancillary systems with production equipment can produce excess heat in the building, sometimes increasing the ambient temperature by 20°F (11°C) or more. These temperature fluctuations can create a difficult environment for employees as well as equipment.
Steam is essential in the production of many consumables, including dairy products, processed foods, beverages, chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Similar to compressed air, steam often is considered a utility or energy source — generated at a central location and then distributed to various points of use throughout the facility.
Anyone in the industrial or wastewater industries knows that cooling towers are among the largest consumers of water. Even small towers use more than 105,000 ft3 (3,000 m3) of water per year. To put things in perspective, that is enough water for more than 200 households.
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February 27, 2019
Industrial processing factories require temperature control units (TCUs) for a wide range of purposes – from heating batches of tomato soup to extruding plastic pipe to maintaining a consistent temperature in active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).
Plenty Backflush Filter is designed to keep processes running without manual intervention. Designed specifically for applications on water systems, the filter is offered in stainless steel or cast iron housings in sizes to suit most applications.
Industrial buildings are good candidates for evaporative cooling. The facilities are typically quite large — with tens of thousands of square feet — and often have high roof structures (more than 30 feet) to provide crane clearance, manufacturing equipment clearance and racking systems.
Forging — a manufacturing process of shaping metal by applying a variety of powerful compressive forces to it — is known for producing parts that have excellent fracture toughness and ductility while also offering impact resistance and fatigue strength.
For critical process cooling applications, carefully taking into account the conditions in which your process chiller will be used, and the process for which it will be used, will help you identify the features most needed on your system. Use the following checklist as a guideline for purchasing industrial process chillers.